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Cora powers Mets over Nationals

Alex Cora belted a three-run homer in leading the New York Mets to a 5-3 win over the Washington Nationals Friday night.

The Mets won the game as -115 favorites, while the eight runs went UNDER the posted over/under (8.5) set by sportsbooks.

Jonathon Niese improved to 6-2 with the seven inning performance, while Francisco Rodriguez notched his 19th save.

Luis Atilano was banged around for five runs over 3 2-3 innings in suffering the Nationals loss.